Programming: Health & Fitness
Medical Group Backs Effort to Build Park Fitness Stations
by AURORA HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION January 2015
Ann Briscoe gets excited to see people exercise. As the director of rehab services for Aurora St. Luke's South Shore and Aurora Sinai Medical Center, she sees firsthand how exercise can help people stay healthy later in life.
Blood Test Newest Fitness Tracker for Athletes, Aged
by Marco della Cava, USA TODAY January 2015
Capitalizing on the culture's growing obsession with health-monitoring through tech, a fitness-tracking company promises that its latest creation allows users to literally defy aging.
Health Clubs Flood Atlanta Market, Driving Down Fees
by Leon Stafford, Staff January 2015
If getting in shape at the gym is on your list of New Year's resolutions, it's not a bad time to be shopping for one in metro Atlanta. Health clubs are fighting for business, with more than 25 new locations of popular standbys such as Anytime Fitness, L.A. Fitness and Workout Anytime and new entrants Planet Fitness, Youfit and Orangetheory Fitness all seeking members.
Students Seen as Key to NY Sports Clubs' Resurgence
by Josh Kosman January 2015
Manhattan's largest gym chain's attempt to stabilize its revenue is starting to pay dividends.
Grant Funds Obesity Initiative in South Carolina Schools
by Lauren Sausser; firstname.lastname@example.org January 2015
It's no wonder a third of all adolescents in South Carolina are overweight or obese. Consider the data: More than 33 percent drink at least one sugar-sweetened soda every day.
Study: Obese Preschoolers in Head Start Slim Down
by LINDSEY TANNER; AP Medical Writer January 2015
Head Start programs have been shown to help poor children do better in school, but they may also help them fight obesity, a study suggests.
Medieval Fitness Class Meshes Swordplay, Exercise
by Ryan Maye Handy January 2015
When Ben Roberts thrusts his metal sword into the air in front of him, he tries his best not to roll over on his front ankle. Alas, rolling an ankle could have devastating consequences for a medieval knight.
Fitness Business Teaches Sports Skills to Toddlers
by MARIA HOWARD Special correspondent January 2015
Bouncing a ball on the floor and catching it might seem like an easy task. But when you’re 3 years old, it’s a challenge.
High School's Wrestlers Go to the Mat - for Hot Yoga
by Kevin Riordan; Inquirer Columnist January 2015
Unflappable and unstoppable in her neon green tank top, Lisa Duffy takes down all 20 Collingswood High School varsity wrestlers at once.
Shamed into Shape: Clubs Recording, Ranking Members
by Kirsten Fleming January 2015
New Yorkers are forgoing mindless workouts on elliptical machines for boutique gyms that shame you into working harder - whether it's sonogramming your body fat or calling you out on Facebook for skipping class.